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Old 01-04-2015, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys,

recently I changed scope of my collection and now I am "sitting" on 19 old Western Models, from which 9 are boxed, and 10 mint but w./o. box, and one Skyline, all scale 1/200.
I am considering to sell these models, since I will not further expand this category of models in my collection.
What is the current market?
My feeling tells me, that at least Ebay should be avoided...

All models are made in UK, not the "new Western".

Any stance is welcome!

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as always what somebody is willing to pay. point is hardly ANY model is fetching anywhere near what they are worth!! on HERE or EBAY. all you can do is list what you have at a realistic price and see what happens. btw sent you a PM.

if you check completed listings on ebay they have gone for around £30-100. ave. 50-65.
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hi....quick question....by any Chance, do you have the Luxair L-1649 Super Starliner from Western available?

many thanks

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No Luxair planes included...

Apart from figuring out sensible sales prices, major point would be also to find a good packing method for the unboxed planes. The models are rather fragile, especially the gears.
As soon as I got the way to box, I will put a list of all models into sales section.

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Hi Chris,

you know who would be interested in WM Lufthansa models. Do you have the Vickers Viscount?

All the best!

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Hi Michael,

no LH models in there.

Would have contacted you before if so...

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Would have contacted you before if so...
Thanks, Chris! I appreciate that very much!
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The old Western Models will continue to fetch good prices as long as there are no viable alternatives in 1:200 scale, for example the Il-18, Tu-114 and An-22 models. The company that could change that would be Herpa who have just announced a Yak-40 model in 1:200 scale. If Herpa would produce the models mentioned in 1:200 scale, this would cause a large drop in demand for these older WM, which are starting to show their age. Ignoring the "I don't want plastic" posters, myself I am no longer interested in WM An-12s as I find the Herpa alternative just fine. Along the same lines, I am getting the Russian Air Force Herpa Tu-95 and no longer am interested in the corresponding WM model. There's always going to be a market for the older WMs but perhaps more of a niche group of collectors, similar to those collecting Aeromini, etc.
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